Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Taylor Blair Kirby

Taylor Blair Kirby, age 35, passed away on May 24, 2015. She was a free spirit, who loved spending time in the mountains, on the beach, and around her loved ones and friends. Taylor enjoyed artwork, music, animals of all kinds, and was an overall Spiritual person. She is survived by and will be greatly [Read more…]

Ina T. White

Ina Teri White, age 59, resident of Knoxville, passed away on May 26th at her home. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed playing poker and Texas Hold’em. Teri was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Dolly Davis, and son, George Allen White. She is survived by her husband of [Read more…]

Joyce Carolyn Horne

Joyce Horne passed peacefully on May 24, 2015.  She was born to Joe Congo and Margie Belcher Congo Mayes, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Norton, Virginia. She is survived by her lifelong partner, Curtis Edward Horne; her sister Carmen Cantrell, her Daughter Devan Brittain; her son Landon Horne; and her grandchildren Chase Brittain, Lily Brittain, [Read more…]

Albert P. Burnett

Elbert “Albert” P. Burnett, age 62, passed away on May 24, 2015 at Beverly Park Place in Knoxville. A Veteran of the US Army, Al was a quick learner, hard worker, and jack of all trades. He was of the Baptist faith and had travelled all over in his younger years. He was preceded in [Read more…]

Karen D. Hardin

Karen Hardin, age 62, of Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord on May 23, 2015 at UT Medical Center. She was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Viola Purcell and several siblings. Karen is survived by her loving family: sons, Michael and wife Jessica, Ronnie and fiancé Jessica Riffey; grandchildren, Santana, Chasity, [Read more…]

Frances “Anne” Smith

Frances “Anne” Gadd Smith, born August 2, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland, departed this life on May 19, 2015 to be home with the Lord. Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Smith; daughter Nancy who was the light of her life; mother, Frances Irwin Gadd; father, Harry Collins Gadd; and brothers, Billy and [Read more…]

Justine N. McTeer

McTeer, Eleanor Justine Needham, age 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Beverly Park Place Rehab Facility. Justine was a loyal member of Fountain City United Methodist Church where she was active in Women’s Circles and was the organist for over 30 years. After retiring, she was an organist for St. Paul UMC for [Read more…]

Evelyn Sisk Blakely

 Evelyn Sisk Blakely born December 8, 1924, passed away on May 20, 2015 with her children at her side. She graduated from Central High School in 1943 where she was Band Sponsor and May Queen. Evelyn married Hayne Didlake Blakely on September 20, 1948, worked at TVA, and with her husband as his office manager. [Read more…]

Jacob W. Vetlesen

Jacob Wilhelm Vetlesen, age 93, passed on to the arms of his Lord God in peace and dignity on Wednesday, May 14, 2015, exactly one month before his birthday, June 14. Jacob preferred his nickname “Lee”, and was the youngest of several siblings, born in Paris of his visiting Norwegian parents. Lee grew up in [Read more…]

Robert E. “Bobby” Harrell

Robert “Bobby” Harrell, age 61, passed away on May 16, 2015 in Knoxville. Bobby was a loving husband, wonderful father and Pappy, and amazing son. He was kind and generous to everyone he crossed paths with. A hard-working industrial mechanic, he could fix just about anything. He is survived and will be forever missed by [Read more…]

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